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Florida Matters Preview: The Fight To Save Florida Citrus

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The disease called citrus greening has wreaked havoc on Florida's most iconic industry.

The disease called citrus greening has wreaked havoc on our state's most iconic industry. Florida is harvesting the smallest citrus crop in 52 years. 

State and federal dollars have been pouring into frantic efforts to save groves. Some of the efforts seem to be paying off. But is it too late for the small family farms?

This week on Florida Matters we talk about the breathtaking decline in Florida's citrus industry, and learn about new farming methods and research that show promise.   

In this preview, Florida Matters host Robin Sussingham talks with Mike Sparks, CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual, and Scott Young, a citrus grower from Polk County.